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Any advice for wineries in Livermore?

Posted by AdrianSmith, Aug 20, 2014.

I'm preferably looking for a good Zin (but am open), I'm looking for wineries to feature in a new magazine i'm writing for called Drink Me. Any and all recommendations deeply appreciated!

 

Cheers folks :) 

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Reply by dmcker, Aug 20, 2014.

Ah, the perrenial question, periodically revisited: is there any 'there' in Livermore wine? 

Calling NG!

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Reply by AdrianSmith, Aug 20, 2014.

TY DMCKER :) 

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Reply by dmcker, Aug 20, 2014.

Just to be clear, by 'NG' I was referring to one of our members, NapaGirl, who lives/works in the area. I didn't necessarily mean it was all NoGood.  ;-)

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Reply by madmanny, Aug 21, 2014.

Go to Wente and play golf there.  Then onto the tasting room and/or dining room.

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Reply by AdrianSmith, Aug 21, 2014.

Haha, thats what I thought! Will wait for NapaGirl to see if she has any words of wisdom :)

MadManny, good advice, haven't played a spot of golf in a while!

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Reply by MilesHuff, Aug 28, 2014.

Wente has some excellent Cabs and Chardonnays at reasonable prices.  Our favorite winery is Concannon mostly for their Petite Syrahs and blends.

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Reply by napagirl68, Aug 31, 2014.

Sorry for the late arrival... have been offline a bit.

Occasio winery, Nottingham cellars (next door to each other), Bent Creek winery, Steven Kent (Mirassou- cabs/chards).   Wente is a decent tasting because they pour wines that are not distributed (I am not a fan of those).  If you go to Wente, go to the estate property at the golf course, a bit of a detour.  3 Steves is new and has had a few decent wines- I'd give them a visit at their new tasting room on Greenville Rd.  Lots of people love McGrail Winery, and their wines are ok, but I feel they are far overpriced for the product.  La Rochelle touts great pinots, but again I think overrated when you can get great pinot from sonoma for less $$.  Don't focus on pinot for Livermore, because the grapes are brought in from elsewhere.

Thomas Coyne has made some great zins in the past, but I have not been there in several years.  They may be worth a shot, but I cannot recommend presently.

Don't skip Bent creek.


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